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The Best Serial Killer TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Serial Killer TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Serial Killer TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Sherlock

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9.1/10
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95/100
Year: 2010-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $4.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Mindhunter

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8.6/10
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94/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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3. Dexter

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8.7/10
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Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 8
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (Showtime & YouTube). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Showtime & Hulu). 96 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 96 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. Arrow

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7.6/10
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86/100
Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 7
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (The CW). 160 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 160 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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5. Broadchurch

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8.4/10
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85/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 24 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. American Crime Story

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8.5/10
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85/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Biography, Drama

What it's about: An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals.

Where to Watch: 19 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 19 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Gotham

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7.8/10
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Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM.Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (5%) are available to watch free online (FOX). 92 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 1 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (FOX). 99 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. American Horror Story

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Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 8
Drama, Horror

What it's about: An anthology horror drama series centering on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, a hotel, a farmhouse in Roanoke and a cult.

Where to Watch: 84 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 94 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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9. Bates Motel

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 50 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Criminal Minds

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8.1/10
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82/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 15
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (2%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 293 episodes (93%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & CBS All Access). 312 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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11. The Fall

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Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must track down and stop a serial killer who is terrorising the city of Belfast.

Where to Watch: 17 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 17 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Happy Valley

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8.5/10
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81/100
Year: 2014-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Happy Valley is a dark, funny, multi-layered thriller revolving around the personal and professional life of Catherine, a dedicated, experienced, hard-working copper. She is also a bereaved mother who looks after her orphaned grandchild.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. Death Note

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9.0/10
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81/100
Year: 2006-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. But will Light succeed in his noble goal, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Where to Watch: 37 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi TV). 37 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 37 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. Ripper Street

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78/100
Year: 2012-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 38 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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15. Marcella

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7.4/10
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73/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career to marry and devote her life to her family. With the abrupt end to her marriage and isolated from her 13 year old daughter and 10 year old son, Marcella throws herself into work to stop herself from falling apart.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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16. Scream: The TV Series

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72/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Crime, Horror

What it's about: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is fair game.

Where to Watch: 1 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (VH1). 23 episodes (79%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 3 episodes (10%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (VH1). 29 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Manhunt: Unabomber

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71/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Follow Jim Fitzgerald, the FBI agent who tracked down Ted Kaczynksi, aka the “Unabomber,” and brought him to justice through his expertise in profiling and linguistics.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. Bordertown

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63/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The series tells the story of DI Kari Sorjonen of the Serious Crime Unit in Lappeenranta, his family, and his investigations into a variety of harrowing homicides around the border area.

Where to Watch: 21 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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19. Hinterland

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Year: 2013-2019Seasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Tom Mathias comes to Aberystwyth having abandoned his life in London. He's a brilliant but troubled man. Despite his faults he is an excellent detective, who knows that the key to solving the crime lies not in where you look for truth, but how you look. From the windswept sand dunes of the coastline to the badlands of the hinterland, Y Gwyll is a series of four two-hour stories that are original and local, yet timeless and universal.

Where to Watch: 13 episodes (54%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & AcornTV). 4 episodes (17%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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20. Slasher

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59/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Horror

What it's about: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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21. Deep Water

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Year: 2016-2019Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned a brutal murder case in Bondi, where they begin to uncover mounting evidence to suggest the killing is connected to a spate of unexplained deaths, "suicides" and disappearances throughout the 80s and 90s. Haunted by the disappearance of her teenage brother, Tori's fascination with the case soon turns to fixation. When more ritualistic murders occur with the same bizarre signature, Tori and Nick will need to put their relationships, their careers and their lives on the line to finally reveal the truth.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & AcornTV). 4 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Witnesses

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56/100
Year: 2014-2019Seasons: 2
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: A young female detective is put in charge of a case and must delve into her partner's mysterious past in order to solve it.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (57%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (57%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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23. The Mantis

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Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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24. Somewhere Between

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Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Laura Price, a local news producer in San Francisco, is helping the police to hunt down a serial killer. After the killer strikes close to home, a twist of fate allows a “Groundhog Day”-type reset, and Laura relives the week prior to the string of murders. Can she change fate and stop the killer?

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 9 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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25. The Method

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49/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).